Children need to not look at the problem but a person who does create fear in them but accepts them unconditionally. I taught my children very early on about the Bible story of David and Goliath. The story goes that David who was a very small child had to face a very big problem in Goliath. David knew that he had has someone alongside him who supported him, God. David survived and the giant fell.
Children don’t need fairy tales to tell them about dragons. They already know. They need fairy tales to tell them there is someone to fight the dragon. — G.K. Chesterton
On the old maps, back before the world was understood in modern terms, cartographers, map makers, would put down what they knew, but at the edges of the map, beyond which they had no knowledge or understanding, they would often write, “Beyond here, there be dragons.”
Today someone is sailing into uncharted waters where there may well be dragons. They face uncertainty and danger. They need to be reminded of the old but also the important truth: to trust in The Lord.
If you looked back on your life and created a map of it there may be opportunities that were marked “Beyond here there be dragons”. There are ideas and places not explored, people not connected with.
Yet today that all stops. Today is the day of trusting in The Lord. Those who do will never be shaken and will endure for ever.
It is those with this kind of faith who find they trust easier.
It is those who know what it is to be truly blessed.
- Little Heroes (jamesmender.wordpress.com)
- Psalm 125 Day 125: Be blessed! Children (missionspaul.wordpress.com)
- G.K. Chesterton: A Name You Should Know (agholdier.wordpress.com)
- My Dragons (davidbezer.wordpress.com)